Bayonet Availability?

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  1. DMW1116

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    Are there any M9 bayonets around of decent quality? It just occurred to me these don’t seem very common. Last I looked the ones regularly available were made by Buck. It’s been a while.
     
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    Plenty on Ebay, but be prepared to spend crazy $$$ if you want an actual Buck-produced example.
     
  3. DMW1116

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    Can they be attached to the rifle or mostly intended as a field knife?
     
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    Yes, they can attach to an AR bayonet lug if you are running a rifle or most middy-length gas systems. If you are using an M4/ carbine barrel you will probably need a spacer sleeve, and only about 1/2 the blade will project beyond the muzzle.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Military-Issue-BUCK-188-M-9-Bayonet-with-BUCK-BIANCHI-Scabbard/284312332523?hash=item423255e8eb:g:DW0AAOSwY4FgsnrG&pageci=e6bd1ed8-8b6c-4660-a401-09fe2a9676a6&redirect=mobile
     
  5. 12Bravo20

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    The M7 and M9 bayonets will fit just fine on a 20" barrel with rifle length gas system, 16" barrel with mid length gas system, or 14.5" barrel with carbine length gas system. If you have a 16" barrel with the carbine length gas system, you will need an adaptor.

    And I never mounted the bayonet outside of basic training except for the occasional ceremony where the big wigs want to see the bayonets.
     
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    Bayonet requires having the lug be present on the bottom of the FSB.
    Not much used in actual Service, except y Color Guards or the like (very ceremonial). Otherwise the M9 winds up used as a utility tool (and much abused in that role, too).
    A legit bit of ephemera, though.
     
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    Yup.
     
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    A former service member buddy of mine gave me his issue Ontario M9.

    It's a pig sticker for sure. Big ol knife. Borders between a knife and a machete.

    I looked up how much they run, and whew they're not cheap. It's a nice knife though. The built in sharpener isn't real useful though.
     
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    As a bayonet, the M7 is superior to the M9. (This has to do with the balance and bulk of the weapon with bayonet attached.) The M9 is a "jack of all trades and master of none." At least it's not as big and heavy as the M1849 Ames Rifleman's Knife, which was the all-time worst design for an issued knife.
     
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    Man, the old Bucks have gone up a fair amount.
     
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    I still have my M7 but never bothered to keep my M9
     
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    I have a Lan-Cay that only has wear from being looked at. I can’t speak for how useful it is as a tool because it’s worth too much to use it for the jobs it’s intended to do and cheaper purpose built tools would do a better job anyway. A Leatherman is far more useful, compact and cheaper.

    If it wasn’t for owning the “real thing” one of these would likely be the same,

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/353395188075?_trkparms=aid%3D1110006%26algo%3DHOMESPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20190606144518%26meid%3Db840f6507de84fccab51384e930b485a%26pid%3D101072%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D401816363971%26itm%3D353395188075%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2546172%26algv%3DDefaultOrganic&_trksid=p2546172.c101072.m2109


    to most that just look at it.
     
  15. geologist

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    Every man needs at least one rifle with a bayonet capability.

    My AR15 was made illegal without our Blackface Prime Minister even consulting Parliament. One signature.

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    Dunno, there are the Trowel bayonets . . .
     
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  17. mjsdwash

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    generally, there are no good M9 bayonets, and never were. The M7 is great, the OKC are good. The M9 was a AKM knockoff, but crappier. Get an M7, S3 if you want a decent bayonet. The m9 is a swiss army knife that never worked.

    I could be wrong, I never used an M9. But that seems to be the consensus. My experience with the M7 is good, the S3 is decent. Lots of people complain about the M9, but I never have seen one. The Rattail seems to bother people. The M7 was the last of the true bayonets, while the S3 was a fighting knife that was also a bayonet, the M9 was a utility knife that was neither bayonet or combat knife. I'm sure it had its value, but it wasn't recognized as a weapon, and was known to break when worked hard.
     
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